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Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2018

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In China, the year 2018 witnessed important institutional changes for environmental protection and the development of some major environmental legislation. These included administrative restructuring; the revision and adoption of...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2017

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The year 2017 witnessed further development of environmental law in China. Environmental protection was affirmed in the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in October 2017, and was stressed in various parts...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2016

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The year 2016 witnessed the adoption or revision of several of China’s environmental laws by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, as well as some major judicial initiatives by the Supreme People’s Court. This...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2015

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The year 2015 was the first year of implementing the revised Environmental Protection Law (EPL) of the People’s Republic of China. The Communist Party of China (CPC) issued several important policies on environmental protection, which...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2014

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The year 2014 witnessed major achievements in Chinese environmental law, particularly the revision of the basic environmental protection legislation. These achievements were based in part on recent policy developments by the Communist...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2011

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In 2011, China began its Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The Plan includes both new and revised rules and goals for environmental protection and management. This annual review covers updates in climate change mitigation, environmental...